Minds Matter of Cleveland is a chapter of the national Minds Matter organization. Since its founding in New York City in 1991, the effectiveness of Minds Matter has been affirmed – 100 percent of its students have been accepted into a four-year college. The organization has expanded to eight cities, including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, and San Francisco.
The Cleveland chapter established a strong organization since its founding in 2008. Our students made substantial improvements in their writing and critical thinking, math and SAT scores. Equally important is that 100 percent of our students gained admission to leading college summer programs. Operationally, the organization exceeded all of its goals by enrolling more students, recruiting more volunteers and raising more funds than initially planned.
Building upon this foundation of success, we expanded the organization. In September of 2012, we will launch our fifth year of programming with 60 students and over 140 volunteers!